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Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sidelines Archives Lady Raider standout forward Alex Johnson has received yet another preseason award, as the Conference USA league office announced on Thursday that Johnson was voted C-USA Preseason Player of the Year. The award is voted on by the 14 head coaches from around the conference. Johnson has received …

Photo by Devin P. Grimes / MTSU Sidelines Story by Rusty Ellis / Sports Editor The Middle Tennessee men’s and women’s basketball teams got their first chance in front of their fans on Thursday, when they took the court for the 2017 rendition of Murphy Madness. Both teams are looking to build off of successful …

Photo by Tyler Lamb / Sports Editor Blue Raider nation got their first look at the 2016-2017 MTSU basketball programs when the men and women’s teams hosted the third annual Murphy Madness on Thursday. The night kicked off with player introductions from the Lady Raiders followed by the Blue Raiders. Sophomore forward Alex Johnson and …

Middle Tennessee faithful got to see their 2015-16 Men’s and Women’s basketball teams Thursday evening during the second annual Murphy Madness. The Women’s team was introduced individually, with each player strutting out to their own walk-up music. Caroline Warden was the calm in the midst of the rowdy introductions by choosing “Sweet Caroline,” a song sang …

By: Caleb Luketic//Contributing Writer The Middle Tennessee Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams officially opened the 2015-2016 season with their first press conference of the year. Rick Insell, entering his 11th season at Middle, took the podium first Monday morning. “We felt that part of our weakness last year was that we weren’t in great physical shape,” Insell …